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New drone footage shows homes sitting on collapsed cliff edge in Hemsby

PUBLISHED: 10:41 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:46 20 March 2018

Still from drone footage of cliff top at Hemsby. Picture Press Association.

Still from drone footage of cliff top at Hemsby. Picture Press Association.

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Newly shot drone footage has revealed the extent of the cliff erosion at Hemsby and shows homes perilously dangling over the cliff tops.

The high tide yesterday evening spared the imminent destruction of the threatened homes on the Marrams but the homes could still topple in the foreseeable future.

A total of 13 homes have been evacuated, with the properties deemed as uninhabitable. Eight of the homes are believed to be insured.

A resident of one of the evacuated homes, who wished to remain anonymous, said the help from the lifeboat and RHT Removals had been “empathetic” and “absolutely amazing”, however, he questioned whether government resources could be better spent.

He said: “There have been a lot of resources put into the response, including helicopters, and I do wonder how much all of this cost and whether that money could have been spent on sea defences.

“I thought in five years’ time a solution would have been found.”

Bad weather is expected to continue for at least the next 24 hours


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